AOL Patents IM?

I push my computer very hard…

  1. Average around 500 emails a day.
  2. Usually have no less than 10 windows open after an hour of using it. Average probably 20 during most of the day.
  3. My average memory usage is 300 MB.

I do try to avoid some performance hogs. For instance, I am not running a firewall. I use Trillian instead of ICQ, AIM, MSN, mIRC, and Y!Msgr for doing instant messaging.


AOL’s subsidiary has a patent on instant messaging? WTF?

The United States Patent Office needs an overhaul and quick. Too many broad claiming patents are being pushed through it. These people are innundated with so many claims that they hire people who obviously do not understand the technology they evaluate.

This is on par with Barnes and Nobles getting the patent pushed through for a book.

 

Net Filtering Unconstitutional

Tech:

Glad the panel involved rational people. CIPA was idiotic. Court rules library Net filtering unconstitutional

Maybe with some computer the Patent and Trademark Office will have people that understand them? Some of the most ignorant patents make it into existence. Think there should be panels of people involved various industries to determine the viability of a patent. Patent office looks to go electronic – Tech News – CNET.com

Only the most simple of systems… those created by humands are linear. Nature is by no means linear and never has been. The same reason why one cannot draw a straight line for the rate of evolution between humans and bacteria is why one does not exist for the development of networks or technological progress in general. Business 2.0 – Magazine Article – Untangling the Future

Better not comment on this one… I’ll be next. PCWorld.com – FBI Rules Endanger Web Users’ Rights, Say Advocates